ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Carbondale Clay Center Artist Residency Program is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established ceramic artists. This program is an ideal opportunity for a developing artist who is looking for a place to pursue focused work while gaining teaching experience and valuable technical skills. The selections are based on the quality and artistic merit of the work, and the diversity of the prospective group in terms of commitment, work, background, and stage of career development. There are two residents at a time. Residencies range from one to two years, starting September 1st and ending August 31st each year.
What you can expect from us:
Shared studio space of approximately 200 square feet
$100 monthly stipend
24 hr access to all facilities
Teaching opportunities with competitive pay
Exhibition opportunities and retail gallery representation
Ongoing efforts to introduce and help build relationships between Residents and prominent artistic figures in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Help in Residents achieving their professional goals within the scope of the Residency and to the best of our abilities.
What we can expect from you:
20 hrs per week of active studio time, in the pursuit of Resident goals
30 Resident Hours per month (outlined in Handbook)
A primary instructor for adult, kids, and outreach classes offered at CCC
Bring unique perspectives and experiences to CCC through engagement with students, visitors, and events
Strongly encouraged to participate in the making and donating of works for our two annual fundraisers
Donate a quality piece, representative of your time as a resident, to the CCC permanent collection
An introduction of yourself and your artwork to the community in the form of a Public Artist Talk / Visual Presentation to be held in October following your arrival
For more detailed information on experience, expectations and requirements of a CCC Resident Artist, please download and read a copy of the Resident Artist Handbook prior to applying for this residency.
What does shared studio space mean? Residents will be assigned a shared studio in building adjacent to main facilities. Two Residents per shared space, which is approximately 200 square feet in size, with basic studio furniture, including a canvas covered table and shelving for personal use.
Do you provide equipment for Resident Studios? Resident Studios have basic studio furniture, including a canvas covered table and shelving for personal use. Residents are expected to provide personal supplies and tools including potters wheel, sculpture stands, 5 gallon buckets, etc.
What do you provide in the main communal studio space?
Our main studio space includes large working tables, Bailey slab roller, 2 Brent electric wheels, 9 Bailey ST-X electric wheels, Creek Pottery extruder, Soldner Clay Mixer, variety of studio tools, & Wi-Fi network.
What kind of kilns do you have?
Skutt 1227 computerized electric kiln, rated to cone 8; Skutt 1027 computerized electric kiln, rated to cone 10; Skutt 822 computerized electric kiln, rated to cone 10; Skutt Glaze Tech computerized electric test kiln, rated to cone 10; Gas fired soda kiln (approx 18 cubic feet); Olson updraft gas reduction kiln (approx. 16 cubic feet); Geil gas kiln (approx. 22 cubic feet)
What is the cost of living in Carbondale? The Roaring Fork Valley is very expensive. Most residents work other jobs during their residency to make ends meet. Housing can be expensive and difficult to find, especially if you are coming with a pet. Shared housing is often the most cost-effective option. We will do our best to pass on any information regarding housing leads prior to your arrival. We highly recommend doing research beforehand. See Handbook for more details.
HOW TO APPLY
Application Deadline: April 5th 2019
Please complete all three steps below.
MATERIAL & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
Letter of Intent: Please describe how you would use the time and space provided by CCC in a one page letter of intent. What are your specific goals? How would this residency help you achieve these goals? Tell us the whys, hows, and whats about the body of work you would like to create during the residency. This letter is not an artist statement, and it should explain why CCC is the place for you to create this new body of work.
Resume/CV: Please include all ceramic related experience.
Artist Statement: 250 words or less.
Images: 10-20 images of recent work (300 dpi, approximately 1-2 MB each)
References: A list of 3 references that can speak to your candidacy. Please include their name, relationship to you, phone number, and email. DO NOT send reference letters at this time.
Top applicants will be contacted for an interview. Decisions will be emailed by April 19, 2019.
Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CURRENT RESIDENT ARTISTS
Stephanie Seguin received her BFA from Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 2009, and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University in 2017. Born and raised in the Minneapolis area, Stephanie utilized her ambition in clay to explore new places by working for production and educational studios between her undergrad and graduate studies. Positions ranging from academic instructor to facility assistant have been held in Italy, the Caribbean, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Northwest Montana. Stephanie’s love for discovery and newly acquired knowledge continues to drive her studio research which takes form most commonly through clay objects which represent the familiar in unconventional presentations.
Savanna LaBauve is an artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who recently earned BFA from Louisiana State University, concentrating in ceramics and painting. Growing up in her parents’ retail store, Lezárd Rouge, Savanna was always surrounded by artists and their creative endeavors. That creative stimulus led her to fall in love with art at a young age. Throughout her primary and secondary schooling, she developed a love for drawing and painting. It was not until college, when she was exposed to sculpture and ceramics, that she found her passion for three dimensional works. While at LSU, Savanna sought out unique opportunities to grow both professionally and as a student of the arts. This included pursuing the Printmaking in Florence program where she spent one month studying printmaking with LSU faculty. Furthermore, she was accepted into the National Student Exchange Program which took her to University of Hawaii for one year. Balancing academia with community based learning, Savanna sought additional opportunities to learn from practicing artists at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Penland School of Crafts. This summer Savanna will be doing a work-study at both Arrowmont and Penland, and has received a scholarship to participate in a workshop at Anderson Ranch. Following her summer journeys, Savanna will join the Carbondale Clay Center family, where she will continue her investigation into patterned installation ceramic work.
PAST RESIDENT ARTISTS
Nancy Barbour (2000-2001)
Frank Saliani (2000-2001)
Albion Stafford (2000-2002)
Steven Colby (2001-2003)
Julie Johnson (2002-2003)
Richard Schwartz (2003-2004)
Lauren Laughin (2003-2004)
Lea Tyler (2004-2005)
Janice Jakielski (2004-2005)
Alix Knipe (2006-2007)
Jessica Fitzgibbons (2006-2007)
Seul Ki Park (2006-2007)
Benjamin Stout (2006-2008)
Allie Ogg (2007-2008)
Paige Wright (2007-2008)
Jesse Ring (2007-2008)
Alex Watson (2008-2009)
Mark Harro (2008-2010)
Lauren Mabry (2009-2010)
Elliot Marquet (2009-2011)
Holly Curcio (2009-2011)
Lisa Ellena (2010-2011)
Bayard Hollins (2010-2011)
Kelly McKibben Harro (2010-2011)
John Cohorst (2010-2012)
Nathan Bray (2010-2012)
Tyler McGinn (2011-2012)
CJ Jilek (2011-2012)
Tony Wise (2011-2012)
HP Bloomer (2011-2013)
Brandon Whitacre (2012-2013)
Kendra Sparks (2012-2014)
Staci DeBolt (2012-2014)
Mike Stumbras (2013-2014)
Matthew Eames (2013-2015)
Molly Berger (2014-2015)
Susie Pentelow (2014-2015)
Elina Jurado (2014-2016)
Liz Heller (2015-2016)
Collette Spears (2015-2017)